Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Once in a Lifetime



The tree was stamped  at an angle for my Art Impression Love Birds. The sentiment was stamped using my Misti.  I stamped my birds, colored them with Copic Markers and fussy cut them out. I popped them up with a little foam tape onto my tree.  I choose to keep the scene very simple making this cake quick and easy.

Stamps: Art Impressions Love Birds and Double D tree
Supplies: Papertrey ink kraft and Neenah white card stock, Memento ink, Copic Markers: E23, 25, 27, 31, 33, B12, 14, 16, YR7, Y35, 26, RV02, R17, foam tape.

CHALLENGES:
Art Impressions Stamp a Scene

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog: Thinking of You 


Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Hibernation 2017


I started off by die cutting my window and then scoring in some lines to make my clapboard siding. I added some shading under each score for a shadow. I die cut the window frame and adhered it over the top.  I cut a piece of white card stock for my background and sponged on some yellow ink for a glow. I stamped and colored my bears. I masked out the coffee cup from the one bear using a piece of painter tape and remove it after inking up the stamp. I fussy cut my bears and overlapped them to make them COZY.  I popped up the window panel over the bears. To finish the card I stamped then embossed my sentiment in white onto black card stock and die cut it with a banner die.

Stamps: My Favorite Things Cool Day Bears and Cozy Greeting sentiment.
Supplies: My Favorite Things Window  and Stitched Fishtails Flag Stax Die-namics, foam tape, scoreboard, Copic Markers:R14, 20, 27, 29, 81, 83, 85, YG17, 23, BG11, 45, 49, E23, 25, 27, 40, 41, Memento Black, Tim Holtz Distress Squeezed Lemonade, Versamark ink, Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores, black, and Neenah white card stock, Hero Arts white embossing powder.
Technique: masking, fussy cutting, sponging, window.

CHALLENGE:
My Favorite Things  MFTWSC354 Sketch  


Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog: Thinking of You  
Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Who Loves Ya Baby?


The new progressive Raccoon image from Gerda Steiner couldn't be any cuter.  I printed him out big enough to cover the bottom of the card and colored him with Copic Markers. I added my own sentiment on the top and one onto the wooden sign.

Stamps: Gerda Steiner Raccoon
Supplies: Papertrey ink and Neenah white card stock, Copic Markers: E21, 23, 25, 27, 29, C0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, R20, YG61, 63, 67.

CHALLENGE:
Gerda Stein Monthly Progressive Challenge 

Simon Says Wed Blog Challenge:  Thinking of you 



Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Sending Bear Hugs


Getting up to early sometimes has it's perks.   I created a scene using Stamps and Dies from Lawn Fawn. I stamped and colored the bear from the Love you S'more set. I created a hill from the Stitched Hillside Borders using Perfectly Plaid Rainbow paper pack. I die cut the Leafy Tree Backdrop from some kraft card stock and added the tree lines in with a copic liner. The tree was sponged with SU crumb cake and textured was added to the back with a stylus. I die cut a frame using a rectangle die and glued my hill onto the card front. I placed the card front into my Misti and stamped the sentiment from Lawn Fawn So Much To Say set. I popped up the frame, the tree and the bear using foam tape.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Love you S'more and So Much to Say stamp sets
Supplies: Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop and Stitched Hillside Borders dies, Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow Petite paper pack, Foam tape, My Favorite Things rectangle die, Neenah white and Papertrey ink card stock, Stampin Up crumb cake, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress, and Memento black ink, Copic Markers: C6, 7, 8, 9, E3, 55, Copic Liner, Stylus,  Misti

CHALLENGES:
Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 14 - Happy Little Critters

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog Challenge: Thinking of You


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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Tangled Up


A quick CAS Shaker card this afternoon for the Neat & Tangled Sketch Challenge.  I colored and fussy cut my kitty from the Neat & Tangled Kitty's Favorite Things stamp set. I cut several pieces of twine to be tangled around my kitty. I created a simple rectangle shaker to put him into. The sentiment is computer generated using my Printmaster Program. The shaker window was cut using a Stitched Rectangle die.

Stamps: Neat & Tangled Kitty's Favorite Things stamp set
Supplies: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die, Foam tape, Acetate, Twine, Copic Markers: W00, 1, 3, 5, R12, 85, Blender , Papertrey Ink white card stock.

CHALLENGE:
Neat & Tangled Little Tangles challenge 85: Sketch

Thanks for stopping by, Irene
 

A Wooly Good Friend


There is nothing more cozy than a handmade knitted sweater and a hot cup of coffee. I was thinking of my friend Jana when I bought the Get Wool Soon digital stamp set.  Jana has been knitting a sweater and she loves her some coffee.

I started my 3 inch mini card by resizing and printing out my digital image onto PTI card stock. I colored it with Copic Markers and die cut it out using a Spellbinder's square die. The mat was cut using a larger square die. I die cut the frame using a Spellbinder's Decorative Labels One die. For the card base I used a smaller Label Die and laid the fold of my card base just below the top cut keeping the fold intact. The folded card base was glued onto the back of the Decorative Label.



Stamps: Power Poppy Get Wool Soon Digital Stamp and Clearly Besotted Many Mini Messages Fabulous Friend sentiment that was cut in half to use just the friend.
Supplies: Misti, Spellbinders Labels One large, Decorative Labels One, Classic Square large and small die, foam tape, Stampin Up Pool Party and Papertrey Ink white card stock, Copic Markers: BG11, 45, 49, Y32, 35, 38, YR04, 07, 09, 16, R24, 27, 59, E40, 41, 42, 57, 59, and Wink of Stella.

CHALLENGE:
Power Poppy  Power and Spark Challenge:  Mini and Mighty.  Make a card less than 4 inches and not your standard card. 

Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Friday, October 6, 2017

In The Clouds


 
I punched out a 3/4 circle for the inside of the card track and a strip of card stock that I stuck into the punch to round the corner off for the front.  I trimmed this piece to glue onto the parachute. I tried using a circle punched out of the front of the card and a brad but I didn't have enough jiggle. The small channel die worked much better. I trimmed down a foam dot to fit inside the channel so the parachute could jiggle freely.
I die cut a piece of scrap paper with the cloud die to sponge on some blue sky. I added lines to the parachute to create stripes. I colored the stripes creating a rainbow onto the parachute. The dog image has been fussy cut leaving a small white edge around the image.

Stamps: Art Impressions His and Hers Flying High (dog) and The Cat's Pajamas Take Off (sentiment)
Supplies: Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Die, My Favorite Things Circle Spinner Channels Die-namics, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress and Memento Black ink, Misti, Copic Markers: Dog E71, 74, 77, BG32, 34, 49, R12, 14, 17, Parachute R14, 17, 46, YR04, 07, 09, Y11, 13, 18, YG11, 13, 17, B21, 24, 26, V04, 06, 09, 3/4 circle punch, foam tape.
Techniques: Masking, Interactive, Sponging, Fussy Cutting, adding extra details to an image using a Copic Liner.

CHALLENGE:
Art Impressions, Challenge 218  Jiggle a Little 

Thanks for stopping by, Irene